Realtime news
ICT manufacturing
  • Taiwan's major notebook ODMs all enjoyed increased shipments in September
    Taiwan's major notebook ODMs all enjoyed increased shipments in September, but saw mixed results in revenues.
  • Demand for robots may not recover until mid-2020
    With manufacturers starting to move some production out of China to avoid the US tariff on products imported from the "world's factory," robot and automation solution providers are expected to see demand remain weak until at least mid-2020, after which relocated makers may begin to make plans for automated...
  • Intel expanding production capacity, particularly for 14nm processors
    Notebook ODMs have again been hit by Intel CPU shortages. But Bob Swan, visiting Taiwan for the first time as Intel's CEO, said his company is expanding production capacity, particularly for 14nm processors. Swan noted that Taiwan has...
  • Google suppliers to relocate production to Thailand, Vietnam
    Google has decided to choose Thailand as the new production base for its Google Home smart speaker with Quanta Computer remaining its manufacturer, and the Internet service giant is now reportedly considering moving the production of its Chromebooks to Thailand and Vietnam to avoid the US tariff, according...
  • Outgoing TCA chairman TH Tung
    Paul Peng, chairman of AU Optronics (AUO), is being tipped to be the next chairman of Taipei Computer Association (TCA), succeeding incumbent TH Tung, who is obligated to step down after serving two consecutive terms.
  • Global tablet shipments expected to drop for next five years
    Global tablet shipments are expected to slip dramatically on year in 2019 amid weakening demand for brand and education tablets. Sales of white-box models have been significantly undermined by brand-name devices, while demand for small-size white-box tablets will continue to slip in the next five years,...
  • Taiwan recorded exports totaling US$28.1 billion in September 2019
    Taiwan recorded exports totaling US$28.1 billion in value in September 2019, dropping 2.4% sequentially and 4.6% on year, while imports reached total value of US$24.97 billion, up 9.4% sequentially but down 0.6% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
  • Notebook ODMs are scrambling to secure supply from Intel for its 14nm CPUs
    Preparations for the year-end shopping season and extra inventory build-ups at clients to avoid extra US tariffs are heaping strong pressure on notebook ODMs who are not receiving sufficient support from Intel. They thought the Intel processor shortfall had eased, only to find out that 14nm...
  • Pegatron-affiliate Pegavision expands capacity in Taiwan
    The Pegatron Group's contact lens manufacturing affiliate Pegavision is expanding production capacity in Taiwan, eyeing strong growth in the maket.
  • Intel 14nm CPU in shortages
    Notebook ODMs are scrambling to secure supply from Intel for its 14nm CPUs that have again been hit by shortages ahead of the year-end holiday season, according to industry sources.
  • Quanta chairman Barry Lam
    Quanta Computer has achieved significant progress in investments it made in smart medical care over a year ago, understanding more about what role it can play through communication with firms in the sector, according to company chairman Barry Lam.
  • Qisda has reported record-high consolidated revenues for both September and third-quarter 2019
    EMS provider Qisda has reported record-high consolidated revenues for both September and third-quarter 2019.
  • Inventec has bought a new plant in Taiwan
    Inventec has invested NT$1.18 billion (US$37.78 million) to acquire a new plant in Taoyuan, Taiwan to expand its capacity locally, according to a company posting on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
  • Wistron has achieved significant results in AI-enabled digital transformation
    Wistron has achieved significant results in AI-enabled digital transformation following four years of efforts, with production lines in Taiwan and China incorporating AI-based inspection systems, according to the firm's vice chairman and president Robert Huang.
  • Dell reportedly plans to increase its server purchases from Taiwan
    Dell reportedly plans to increase its server purchases from Taiwan, and has also scaled up its workforce locally, according to industry sources.
  • Taiwan's manufacturing industry has grown competitive
    Singapore-based DBS Group Holdings has issued a report comparing the cost-effectiveness between manufacturing in China and Taiwan, and of the 12 categories of comparison, Taiwan leads China in eight.
  • Continuously dropping DSC shipments pushing Taiwan makers to turn to other new businesses
    With Japan-based vendors' digital still camera (DSC) shipments showing no sign of recovery in 2019, Taiwan-based DSC and camera lens makers including Asia Optical, Kinko Optical, Altek and Calin Technology are expected to continue pushing for transformation in a bid to offset the decline from the DSC...
  • Acer co-COO Tiffany Huang
    The ongoing US-China trade disputes have given a good opportunity for notebook brand vendors to rethink and improve their risk management, according to Acer co-COO Tiffany Huang.
  • Notebook brand vendors asking their ODMs to accelerate the relocation
    Notebook brand vendors who hesitated about moving production out of the China in the wake of the trade war are now determined that they need to do so, as the disputes between the two superpowers are unlikely to end anytime soon. The vendors are now asking their ODMs to accelerate...
  • Notebook brand vendors to have their ODMs accelerate production relocation out of China
    The ongoing trade tensions between the US and China is prompting notebook brand vendors to have their ODMs accelerate production relocation out of China, with Compal Electronics to expand capacity in both Taiwan and Vietnam, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • ASRock to see revenue growth in the server business
    Gigabyte Technology and ASRock, both of which used to rely on motherboards and graphics cards for revenues, are expected to see their server businesses expand and drive company growths in 2019, according to industry sources.
  • MOEA is encouraging Taiwanese enterprises to increase their investments in India and Indonesia
    Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is encouraging Taiwanese enterprises to increase their investments in India and Indonesia, as both countries have advantages in labor costs and strong domestic demand.
  • Home-bound investments by Taiwanese firms operating in China have soared past NT$600 billion
    Aggregate home-bound investments by Taiwanese firms operating in China have soared past NT$600 billion (US$19.33 billion) following the government approval of a NT$15.1 billion investment project filed by IC backend service firm ChipMOS Technologies, according to the Ministry of Economics Affairs (M...
  • Seiko Epson showcased PaperLab at Circular Economy Taiwan 2019
    Seiko Epson showcased PaperLab, a dry-process system for making recycled paper in office, at the Circular Economy Taiwan 2019 exhibition taking place in Taipei during September 26-28, according to Epson Taiwan Technology & Trading.
  • NTPC-AWS JIC began second-round of startup team recruitment
    The NTPC-AWS Joint Innovation Center (JIC), established jointly by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the New Taipei City government, has activated the second phase of recruitment of startup teams, and is specifically looking for groups with backgrounds in smart manufacturing, smart medical care, smart...

Global smartphone shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond

Global notebook shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond

Global server shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond

Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19

Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019

Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022

© 2019 DIGITIMES Inc. All rights reserved.
Please do not republish, publicly broadcast or publicly transmit content from this website without written permission from DIGITIMES Inc. Please contact us if you have any questions.